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Google Express Membership ending!!!
« on: August 23, 2017, 08:20:07 AM »
Google Express memberships are ending in favor of per-store minimums for free delivery
 
Hi there,
 
Google Express continues to evolve and expand. Several new stores, including Hayneedle, VMInnovations, and Factory Direct Craft arrange their own deliveries and returns (learn more). In addition, the introduction of Walmart in September will bring a wider selection for your shopping needs.
 
Express memberships have been discontinued. Starting today, you'll get free delivery when you meet the per-store order minimum ($25 or $35 for most stores). This means you won't have to place a certain number of orders monthly or yearly to make a membership fee worthwhile.
 
A membership refund is coming. Here's what you need to know:
 
   You'll be refunded for the time remaining in your annual membership, with August 23 marking its end. Look out for a separate email within the next 30 days letting you know of your refund being processed.
   The refund will appear on the card you used to pay for your membership. You can confirm which card you used under "Subscriptions and services" at payments.google.com.
   If you were already issued a membership refund by our Customer Support team, you don't need to do anything else. Bear in mind the new per-store minimums for free delivery.
 
You'll also be asked to accept new Terms of Service at checkout. Some of the changes include:
 
   Most of your orders are protected when shopping with Google Express. Learn more about purchase protection.
   Some stores may apply their own return policies rather than the Google Express policy. This means you can send your return directly to the store.
 
Thank you for being a member with us -- we hope you enjoy the broader choices and free delivery options.
 
Get in touch with any questions by clicking "Get Help" below.

Thank you,
 
The Google Express team
 
-DMC
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Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 08:52:34 AM »
1 interesting point to, add from today on , if you meet the store minimum for free shipping then you will get it from google express as well.

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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 08:53:12 AM »
We all got the email, and it's effective immediately.

Just got a GE order from stop and shop yesterday. Ended up being $10 as some items were out of stock (based on my experience with a certain item, I can probably game stop and shop orders to be under $15 even with the new minimum of $25 - I recently got just a can of salt which I used as a filler to reach minimum, the items I actually wanted were OOS).
 
Costco orders aren't hard to go over $35, and returns are easy.

Walmart will be a HUGE game changer, and revive the Amazon/WM war.

Of note, that recently the zip lock bags being used are white rather than clear.

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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 08:58:37 AM »
I just realized that the pricing has gone up on GE.
Kirkland 10lb organic sugar   In store $7.79. GE $10.39
The Spice Lab Himalayan Pink Salt - 5 lb in store $6.49. GE $8.44

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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 09:00:01 AM »
I just realized that the pricing has gone up on GE.
Kirkland 10lb organic sugar   In store $7.79. GE $10.39
The Spice Lab Himalayan Pink Salt - 5 lb in store $6.49. GE $8.44
Where are you located?

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Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2017, 09:00:13 AM »
New York

I paid these prices 3 weeks ago on google express.
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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 09:06:40 AM »
Costco price inflation on Google Express has been around for awhile now in Southern California (at a minimum). It is a disgrace, especially coupled with the horrific way things are packaged. I have trashcan full of boxes and packaging materials every time I order. I stopped awhile ago; I refuse to pay a Costco membership AND inflated prices!

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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 09:29:57 AM »
I placed a GE Costco order on Sunday. Was informed on Tuesday that they hiked up their prices and cancelled some items from my order.

Average $4-$5 increase on items priced over $15 and about $2-$3 on items increased under $15.

This is using my long island zip code. Noticed Midtown Manhattan still has the same pricing.

Hopefully with the addition of Walmart, they need to start competing, or lose badly to Amazon

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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2017, 10:42:49 AM »
New York

I paid these prices 3 weeks ago on google express.
Thats a lot of salt and sugar!!!
what are your plans?
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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 10:48:06 AM »
Thats a lot of salt and sugar!!!
what are your plans?
I ski in the summer on salt and sugar. 


Just kidding. I bought for a few families together. The closest Costco is about 45 miles from me

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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 10:49:52 AM »
I ski in the summer on salt and sugar. 
lol.
I was thinking for a restaurant or you really like your baths....
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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 11:07:09 AM »
Oh my! all Costco prices went up

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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2017, 11:16:06 AM »
Is this something new ? Where they always more expensive?
Kirkland Signature Baby Wipes 900-count

Google Express $23.99 Free Shipping Over $35

Costco.com $19.99 Free Shipping No Minimum

That's insane
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Re: Google Express Membership ending!!!
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2017, 11:18:42 AM »
Is this something new ? Where they always more expensive?
It was always the opposite, GE had the in club pricing and online was online pricing, now GE got their own pricing, it's not always more than online BTW